Leasehold residents wrongly charged for warden’s flat … dating back to 1986! Landmark victory at Oakland Court, in Worthing, means notional rent for a warden’s flat cannot be paid out of service charges In a landmark case, 40 elderly leaseholders have won an epic battle against paying for the notional rent of their warden’s […]
After the £1 million fiasco at St George Wharf, new managing agent wins an award! Last September, the Berkeley Group paid out £1 million to residents at the landmark St George Wharf (left), in Vauxhall, who had complained of loaded service charges, inter-company contracts and inflated insurance contracts. Nine months on, the new managing agent […]
Are changes afoot at Peverel, with managing directors Lee Middleburgh and retirement MD Keith Edgar off for a spot of gardening leave? Not according to the company spokesman who tells LKP: “Lee Middleburgh is group managing director of Peverel Property Management and Keith Edgar is managing director of Peverel Retirement.” All’s fine then, but there […]
Premier Block Management, run by Simon Goodkind, and based in Elstree, Herts, is the latest managing agent to sign up to LKP, which this week topped 20,000 site visitors since December. A huge welcome to Simon and his team, who run sites from London down to the south coast. LKP would like to offer a […]
Campaign against Residential Leasehold Exploitation questions whether Esther Rantzen should be ARHM guest speaker The Campaign against Residential Leasehold Exploitation campaign is openly questioning why Esther Rantzen is the guest speaker at the annual jamboree of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, where Peverel manages 65,000 of the 105,000 units under the members’ management. Retirement […]
Hanover housing association, which manages 17,000 retirement properties, attacks Office of Fair Trading for its bungling three-year investigation into exit fees OFT: Fancy logo and generous budget, but what does it actually do? The Hanover Housing Association, which manages 19,000 retirement properties, has issued a devastating criticism of the Office of Fair Trading for […]
It was back to the boom days last night for a champagne reception at the top of the Gherkin tower in the City. The event was hosted by Steve Morgan, legendary founder of Redrow, who was launching his exclusive ONE Commercial Street just to the east of the City. The apartments are to be managed […]
A full and frank discussion this morning with Andrew Kafkaris, of Bruton Street Management, who provided evidence for Baroness Gardner at last week’s House of Lords debate. Understandably Richard, who used to be the RA chairman at Millbank Court, in Pimlico – which he now manages – has strong views about leaseholders being aware of […]
ARMA now supports transparency, regulation, good governance, ombudsman, open debate, protection of leaseholders’ interests etc etc … having for years benefited from the subscriptions of large companies which have loaded stealth charges, trousered sneaky commissions or awarded their own subsidiaries absurdly generous contracts. All paid for by ordinary leaseholders. This has been upheld time and […]
In last week’s Lords debate on leasehold regulation, Baroness Greengross, the president of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, said complaining pensioners were ‘barrack-room lawyers’ with too much time on their hands. She has today apologised to a Campaign against Retirement Leasehold Exploitation supporter for her remark.
… and are coming back again for £40,000 more Andy Burton in front of Market Square, Wolverhampton More than 100 residents at Wolverhampton city centre’s premier housing development were today(mon) celebrating victory in a battle with the landlord over a £16,000 repair bill – and are now planning to go back into action over a […]
One is parroting the non-policy of Grant Shapps, and the other has never met him or, if he has, asked no favours By ‘Barrack-room Lawyer’ (As ARHM president Baroness Greengross defined OAP complainers in retirement flats with too much time on their hands) In last Monday’s House of Lords debate, initiated by Baroness Gardner […]
CentreForum invites LKP to contribute to its leasehold report In three weeks time another important report into leasehold is to be published, this time by the liberal think tank CentreForum. Earlier this month LKP was invited to its Queen Anne’s Gate to offer its contributions to report, which – we are assured – were […]
Staggering £420,000 award at City Heights, Nottingham The story of how Neil Healey and residents from City Heights in Nottingham managed to get back £420,000 of over paid charges. The management was Solitaire / Peverel Group.
At the House of Lords debate on Monday, Baroness Greengross, a Crossbencher peer and the president of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers trade body, caused outrage by claiming complaining pensioners in retirement developments were “barrack-room laywers” with too much time on their hands. “She has a nerve,” said Julia Scott, who lives in North […]
Both the Tchenguiz family and Peverel were named in a House of Lords debate yesterday on leasehold service charges. They were singled out by Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Conservative) – the only freeholders and managing agents named in the debate – when referring to landmark LVT settlements, including the £1 million pay-back to residents at […]